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Google's a wonderful thing

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Mart61, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. Mart61

    Mart61 Pro Poster

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    Had a power cut last night, only for a fraction of a second, that set off our burglar alarm. Would it reset? Would it b****r.

    Having called an engineer this morning who 1) couldn't come out until Monday and 2) wanted £65 call out before he even started, I did a bit of Googleing, found the installation manual, cleared the non volatile memory, reset all the user codes and reprogrammed and tested all elements of the system.

    I now have a serviceable and active system and saved myself a few quid in the process. Don't you just love Google?

    Apologies to any alarm system engineers out there for doing you out of a little trade.

    :D
     
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    Pleased you got it sorted Mart :D
     
  3. Margaret13

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    Well done to you :up:
     
  4. Mart61

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    Thanks. Let's just hope it doesn't go off tonight. :D Still, if it does, I have all the necessary codes now.
     
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    Good thinking mart
     
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    If only you could do that to plumbers!
     
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    i google everything, saved a fair few quid repairing rather than discarding
     
  8. Mart61

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    I must admit that I've fitted a good few radiators and installed my own bathroom in my last house.
     
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    That's what Google is for......


    Over the past 10 years it's helped me to repair my washing machine, my tumble dryer, my oven, various P.C's, my car, my R/C cars, etc etc....
     
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    I just hope that it's not possible to find out the codes to switch the alarm off after you've broken in!
     
  11. Pidlar

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    Errrrrm, now then!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. Mart61

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    All things are possible if you know how. I have reset all the codes though so the defaults are no longer valid.

    :D
     
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    Always a good idea, just don't write the new codes down on a piece of paper attached to the alarm pad!
     
  14. hydride

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    Ha, bit dodgy if you got googled by someone witha smartphone. They could just disable the alarm.

    Even more scary is that no policemen showed up!
     
  15. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I hope it does go off if you need it too though!
     
  16. Mart61

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    That's the thing with alarms. Having once called in when one was going off in our last but one house, the cops were not interested unless I could confirm I'd seen sight of the perps on the property.
     
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    mart61 sooo..... now you are qualified lol

    get some cards made and get out there :D
     
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    The cops will turn up smartish if you tell 'em you think you've seen someone with a gun!
     
  19. Mart61

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    Bloody good idea!

    Jack of all trades, me...

    :D
     
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